London Dumping Convention

This page provides information on the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1971 (London Dumping Convention) which was ratified on 30 April 1975.

About the London Dumping Convention

New Zealand’s coastal and marine resources are at risk from land-based sources of marine pollution, ocean dumping and oil spills. Several of our international obligations regulate activities with potential for these environmental effects. These include the 1973 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and the 1971 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Dumping Convention).

The London Dumping Convention regulates the dumping at sea of wastes and other matter, and is primarily implemented through the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 and Maritime Transport Act 1994.

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Reviewed:
17/09/14